30 September 2022
by Ridzwan Rahmat
Taiwanese navy personnel walk by the landing platform dock
during its handover ceremony in Kaohsiung on 30 September 2022.
(AFP via Getty Images)
The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has taken delivery of its first locally built amphibious assault ship.
, was handed over by Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation on 30 April in a ceremony attended by the country's president, Tsai Ing-wen.
CSBC Corporation received a TWD4.635 billion (USD145.93 million) contract to build the vessel in April 2018. Its keel was laid down in June 2020 and the vessel was launched in April 2021.
With an overall length of 153 m, an overall beam of 23 m, and a hull draught of 6 m,
main form factor shares similar characteristics with the US Navy's San Antonio class.
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